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Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe & European Communications

KEYNOTE: Will 5G make IoT mainstream?

Erik Brenneis, CEO, Vodafone IoT

5G promises to be 10x faster than current LTE networks. This increase in speed will allow IoT devices to communicate and share data faster than ever. IoT connected devices are set to increase from 700 million to 3.2 billion by 2023. 5G is the most important facilitator for this revolution.

The core of the matter: how much will 5G Standalone change how operators run their networks?

Alla Goldner, Director of Technology, Strategy & Standardisation, Amdocs 
Implementing 5G standalone will indelibly impact the way services are designed, deployed orchestrated and assured.
In this session, Alla Goldner will review emerging requirements for the efficient operation of 5G network services.

PANEL: How can operators best address opportunities at the edge with 5G?

Terje Jensen, SVP & Head of Global Network Architecture, Director 5G Readiness Strategic Program, Telenor
Massimo Valla, Innovation Area Manager, Digital Environment Ecosystems, TIM
Juan Carlos Garcia Lopez, SVP Technology Innovation & Ecosystem, Telefonica 
Franco Messori, Chief Product Strategy & Transformation Officer, Infovista
Moderator: Tilly Gilbert, Principal Consultant, STL Partners 

5G and edge computing are opening a world of new revenue opportunities across manufacturing, transport, gaming and more. How should operators capture the opportunity now and in the future?

In conversation: Tele2’s 5G journey

Yogesh Malik, EVP & CTIO, Tele2
Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe & European Communications

Yogesh Malik, EVP & CTIO, Tele2 talks to Annie Turner, Editor of Mobile Europe, about how customer, efficiency and sustainability are at the heart of Tele2’s 5G journey in Sweden.

Comfort break

Is there an alternative funding model for 5G?

Paul Beastall, Strategy Director, Cambridge Consultants & Advisory Board Member, UK5G

Operators are looking for partners to bring outside investment to speed fibre deployment. Could this be a good approach for future 5G deployments? With the rise of private networks and the focus on simplifying deployment, can third parties bring assets as well as cash to the table?

Challenges in achieving end-to-end automation to deliver 5G services in a scalable way

Stefan Walraven, Co-founder & CEO, Inmanta

5G significantly increases the complexity in a telecom network. Therefore, end-to-end automation is critical to ensure 5G results in a viable business. In this presentation we will discuss the challenges and pitfalls, and how to tackle them.

CLOSING PANEL: Looking towards 6G – a regional affair or global standard?

Paul Crane, Network Research Director, BT
Dean Bubley, Founder & Director, Disruptive Analysis
Dimitris Dernikas, Fellow in Innovations and Senior Director of Technology Evolution, TEOCO Corporation
Karim Taga, Managing Partner, Global Practice Leader, Telecoms, IT, Media & Electronics (TIME), Arthur D Little  

A wide-ranging discussion on the applications for 6G, products, trends, drivers, opportunities, standards, and stakeholders

Wrap up of Day 3

Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe & European Communications

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